Portland to Auburn Rail Use Advisory Council
The Portland to Auburn Rail Use Advisory Council was officially formed in April of 2022 by MaineDOT Commissioner Bruce Van Note as a result of L.D. 1133, An Act To Amend the Transportation Laws.
The Bill, passed by the State Legislature in 2021, established guidelines for the review of nonrail recreational or nonrecreational transportation use of state-owned inactive rail corridors by Rail Corridor Use Advisory Councils. Advisory Councils will review and make recommendations on the likelihood, economic benefits and costs of potential uses of the rail corridor, including, but not limited to, rail use, trail use or bikeways. Any non-rail use of a rail corridor must be considered by a council to be interim in nature, and all such rail corridors must be preserved for future rail use.
The Portland to Auburn Rail Use Advisory Council will review the approximately 24-mile section of the St. Lawrence and Atlantic rail corridor known as the Berlin Subdivision from railroad mile post 1.74 in Portland to railroad mile post 25.
- Maine Narrow Gauge Operating Lease 2020-2049 (PDF)
- Exchange Agreement between Portland and MaineDOT 2017 (PDF)
- Eastern Promenade Trail Corridor Agreement 1995 (PDF)
- Eastern Promenade Trail Corridor Agreement, Modification 1, 2019 (PDF)
- Portland Land License 2017 (PDF)
- Maine Yacht Center Track License (PDF)
- SLA Discontinuance Agreement 2013 (PDF)
- First Amendment to SLA Discontinuance Agreement 2018 (PDF)
- Second Amendment to SLA Discontinuance Agreement 2021 (PDF)
- Municipal Resolutions of Support (PDF)
- Lewiston-Auburn Passenger Rail Service Plan, Operating Plans and Corridor Assessments, May 2019 (PDF)
- Lewiston-Auburn Passenger Rail Service Plan, Transit Propensity Report, August 2018 (PDF)
- Resolve, Economic Evaluation Study for Commuter and Passenger Train Service between Portland and the Lewiston and Auburn Area, June 2021 (PDF)